New Cairo, Sept. 2015: President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) greets Sheik Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar; Egypt’s president is demanding the clergy tone down radical discourse on Islam (source: dpa)

El-Sisi makes start on stabilising Egypt – with little help from US

After decades of failed dictatorships, Egypt is looking to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to make good on his pledge to steer the country towards economic progress through reforms. Ordinary people appear ready to trust him, perhaps because they see the former field marshal as their best chance to materially improve their lives, writes GIS guest expert Ambassador Zvi Mazel.

To the United States and many Western governments, however, Mr El-Sisi is just another military dictator, the man who ousted democratically elected President Mohamed Mursi (2012-2013) in a coup two years ago. This attitude has deterred inflows of foreign aid and investment. Even with this handicap, Egypt’s new leade...

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The country’s tourism industry, once its biggest earner of foreign currency, may draw 10 million visitors this year, well below its 2010 peak of 14 million, while oil and natural gas exports have been hurt by lower prices and lack of investment
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